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Out in the Open

Browerton University, Book 1
Narrated by: Alexander Cendese
Series: Browerton University, Book 1
Length: 5 hrs and 50 mins
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Publisher's Summary

Libraries are meant for studying - not sex.

College sophomore Ethan Follett never says what's on his mind and never wants to rock the boat. After a high school social life spent anonymous and alone, things are finally falling into place for him. He's found a group of friends just as studious as he and is on track for a promising legal career. Out in the open, things couldn't be better, but secretly Ethan yearns for some real excitement in his life.

He finds it in cocky frat boy Greg Sanderson, who challenges every rigid, preconceived notion Ethan lives by. Soon, their sparring relationship turns sexual, and these enemies-with-benefits "get their freak on" all over campus. Yet the more Ethan comes out of his shell, the more Greg retreats into his, working overtime to keep his ladies' man public persona intact. As the sex gets hotter, and they get closer to getting caught, one part of their arrangement can't stay hidden any longer: love.

Contains mature themes.

©2014 A.J. Truman (P)2019 Tantor

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A Relatable Read for the College-Age Gay Man

One things I can say about this book that I can't say about most of the romances I have read, is that I find it relatable. It felt real, with just enough fantasy mixed in to keep it exciting. Hearing Ethan's inner monologue throughout reminded me of myself when I started college, and I found myself wanting so badly to impart wisdom onto him. It was nice to see how he grew and developed as a character.

Ethan and Greg's relationship is something amazing, and I enjoyed following it through all the ups and the downs that happen throughout the book. I found it exciting, adorable, and extremely hot. I felt so invested in their relationship, I found myself smiling, "awing" out loud, and on the verge of tears right there with them. I haven't felt so invested in book characters since middle school!

The narration from Cendese is phenomenal. His voice really brought the characters to life, detailing both their demeanor and their emotions. I was impressed, and even went to his page to see what else he had narrated. I am looking forward to rest of the books in this series, as he narrates all of them so far.

Fair warning, there is a lot of sex in this title. If you like that, then this is a great book for you. Still, the book isn't all about sex. So if you don't mind it, it is worth getting through to enjoy the great story. Highly recommend.

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Enjoyable, Funny, and Sexy

If only it had been longer, instead of rushing to an end too early! The characters are well drawn and the narrator is really good. We get everything through Ethan’s eyes but there’s plenty of hot descriptions and it all works together. More of the same please AJ Truman, and longer novels!